HART Fertility Clinic in North Houston Offers Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
We’ve offered insight on egg freezing as a treatment for infertility at our clinic in The Woodlands and Kingwood, but embryo freezing is another option we offer.
Embryo Freezing vs. Egg Freezing
The main difference between freezing eggs and freezing embryos is that embryos require fertilization with sperm. When patients decide to attempt egg freezing, the eggs are extracted and then frozen so that they can be used at a later date. When it comes to embryo freezing, on the other hand, eggs are extracted, then fertilized in our Houston IVF lab, and then frozen for use in the future.
When patients freeze their embryos, we are able to complete Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT), which helps the team at our Houston fertility clinic determine which embryos have the best chance at resulting in a successful pregnancy. This is just another service we offer to help our patients achieve their dreams of experiencing the special, unique joy that children provide.
How Does Frozen Embryo Transfer Work?
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) takes place when the patient is ready to try getting pregnant. At this time, we will prepare the uterus to accept the embryo with the use of hormonal manipulation. Once the uterus is ready, we will thaw the embryo and inject it into the uterus with the help of an abdominal ultrasound. The patient won’t feel any pain when this occurs.
Who Can Freeze Their Embryos?
Virtually all women who want to be mothers in the future can benefit from embryo freezing, but Doctor Toral Parikh, one of our Houston IVF specialists, notes that other groups can also benefit from this treatment, such as:
- People suffering from genetic disorders that affect reproduction
- People who are about to undergo chemo
- People who take medications that may affect fertility Same-sex couples
- People in the LGBTQ+ community who may want children in the future
HART Fertility Specialists in The Woodlands and Kingwood Wish to Help You Have Children
If you think embryo freezing may be a great way to help you preserve your fertility, then please book an appointment with our caring specialists in North Houston. Our team will gladly answer all your questions and support you throughout the entire process.